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Evgenia Obraztsova - Bolshoi PRINCIPAL

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#16 cubanmiamiboy


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:27 PM

Natasha's out, Genya's in...time to move on, Koundarova...Posted Image

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:11 AM

Her bilingual website is now back up, with a slightly different title: "Ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater"

The 'News' section reveals that she became Bolshoi Principal on January 1, 2012 (retroactively?), and that she remains "Guest Principal of the Mariinsky Theater."

The Shurale of March 11, in St. Petersburg, is still on her schedule, in addition to the Giselle of Feb 24, which will now mark her triumphant return to St Petersburg as a Principal. Lordie, I wish that I could be there to be part of the huge ovation that she will undoubtedly receive, once that door to Giselle's cottage opens and she sticks out her head. "Mr/Ms YouTube" MUST be there to record the moment, please! Posted Image

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:22 AM

This was posted on twitter, Obraztsova doesn't appear until around 2:00 mark.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:40 PM

Ah, but let's make note of a little detail on the technique level, for comparison purposes. A while ago I inquired in this board about the apparent extinction of certain step used in the Cuban Black Swan Coda, those backward traveling sautees on pointe, vs. the flat foot version used by everyone else worldwide. The step can also be seen in the Kitri variation danced by Slavenska in the bonus footage of the BRdMC documentary, AND by Fonteyn in the coda of the Aurora's Wedding PDD from the Royal Ballet DVD, the same one that has her Sylphides with Rudi. Well, it seems that the substitution is happening now with Anyuta. Whereas Maximova does the step in its difficult version, in full pointe, Obraztsova chooses the flat foot position, which prompt me to wonder...are contemporary ballerinas weaker...?

Mme. Maximova, @ 1:23.


Miss Obraztsova @ 4:02.


Anybody, any hint, or comment..?

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